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Annual Charity

Annual Charity 2017


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Annual Charity 2016

If U Care Foundation

1 in 4 people will suffer with a mental health problem throughout their lives and If U Care Share Foundation are working hard to change this.
If U Care Share Foundation is a charity based in Great Lumley near Chester-le-Street and work throughout County Durham in schools delivering their emotional well being workshop to young people and also supporting those bereaved by suicide through some of their most difficult times. If U Care Foundation’s message is “Its ok not to feel ok” and to remember “there is always a way”. They promote this message through their workshops in schools throughout the region in a fun and engaging way which gets this very important message across in very simple language.
The loss of a loved to suicide is a very unique bereavement and If U Care Share Foundation offers those who have lost loved ones support from someone who has lost a loved one in this way themselves.  If U Care Share Foundation offers one to one support in a listening service, aromatherapy massage and boxing therapy.

Annual Charities 2015

County Durham Talking Newspaper (CDTN) & FareShare


County Durham Talking Newspaper (CDTN)



County Durham Talking Newspaper (CDTN) – Charity Number: 1159940



FareShare, Gateway West, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle NE15 8NX

Michael Shields (FareShare, left) receives the cheque from Les Milne ( North East Humanists).


Collecting in Durham on Saturday 24 October 2015 for the Durham Talking Newspaper

2015 street collection
2015 street collection

The amount raised in the Durham Market Place Collection by members of the Durham Group on Saturday 24th October was £241.87 for the County Durham Talking Newspaper. Special thanks are due to Alice Severs for getting the event organised. Alice was backed up by Barbara Cattell, Jan Mole, Tony Wild and Vin McIntyre, who does such brilliant work for the Durham Palestine Education Trust. Also, thanks to Roger McAdam and Kate Wild for their help in transporting the gear for the day

Annual Charity 2014




For 2014, the NEH chose Save The Children, which is generally associated with overseas aid and disaster relief. The money raised was aimed at helping children in the North East region, which has many areas of deprivation, with Middlesbrough chosen for the Family and School Together (FAST) programme.

Save The Children – Charity Number: 1076822


The Secretary and Chair of NEH joined with other members in collecting for Save the Children in Durham on 5th July 2014. £287 was passed on to help the organisation in the North East of England

 Annual Charities 2013

Charity 2013

In 2013 we chose the Stroke Association  – Charity Number: 211015 and promoted it at the Green Festival in Leazes Park Newcastle, the Durham Miners Gala, Newcastle Central Station & Durham Market Place, where we set a new collection record. Our total for the year set a new record of £1377.

Stroke Association – Charity Number: 211015

 Annual Charity 2012


In 2012, the charity was County Durham Furniture Help Schemewhich provides affordable furniture, household appliances and other items to people on benefits or on low incomes

County Durham Furniture Help Scheme – Charity Number: 1112344

Annual Charity 2011


In 2011, the charity was Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centresfor which we raised more than £1200 towards a Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, next to the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC)  which serves a population of approximately 3 million people. The region includes Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, parts of County Durham and Tees Valley and parts of Cumbria and Lancashire

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres – Charity Number: SC024414

Annual Charity 2010


In 2010, the charity was the Durham Palestine Educational Trust – Charity Number: 1085097

Annual Charity 2009


In 2009, the charity was the Recyke y’ Bike – Charity Number: 1124639


North East Humanists Celebrating 60 years of organised Humanism in the North East